Mpox Information and Vaccine Opportunity on UMD Campus 12/8/22

Mpox Vaccinations

Where: University of MN Duluth

1120 Kirby Drive (Kirby 268) Duluth MN 55812

When: Thursday, December 8th, 2022, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Walk-in's welcome or register here 

Who is eligible:

The current recommendations are for people without symptoms of MPX infection and who meet the criteria listed below.

Unprotected contact between a person’s skin or mucous membranes, rash, lesions, scabs, or bodily fluids. This could include any skin to skin or sexual contact.

▪ Contaminated materials: contact with materials contaminated or in contact with lesions. This could include sharing clothing, sleeping in the same bedding, or sharing the same towel.

▪ Face-to-face: being near a person or within 6 feet of a person for 3 or more hours without using a surgical mask.

▪ Person engages in sex work, or exchanges sex for food, money, substances, shelter, etc.

▪ Person identifies as gay, bisexual, other man who has sex with men (MSM), or transgender (including trans man, trans woman, or nonbinary or gender-nonconforming person).

▪ Sexual partners of people with the above risks.

▪ People who anticipate experiencing the above risks.

▪ Other person deemed at high risk per clinical judgement or public health recommendation.

▪ Outreach and priority efforts should be focused on people who are eligible by the above criteria and:

  1.  Living with HIV.
  2.  Immune-compromising condition (leukemia, lymphoma, generalized malignancy, solid organ transplantation, therapy with alkylating agents, antimetabolites, radiation, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, high-dose corticosteroids, being a recipient with hematopoietic stem cell transplant <24 months post-transplant or ≥24 months but with graft-versus-host disease or disease relapse, or having autoimmune disease with immunodeficiency as a clinical component).
  3.  On or eligible for HIV PrEP.
  4. Deemed at a higher risk for MPX infection per clinical judgement or public recommendation (e.g., treated for a sexually transmitted infection [STI] in the last 6 months, people experiencing homelessness, incarcerated, or traveling to an area with community transmission of MPX cases).